One of the best comedy films of its time, in my opinion. Great sets, fine camera work, and a solid plot with a good mix of predictability and surprises. Some really memorable acting, too.
The Crystal Ball is a 1943 film, directed by Elliott Nugent. Starring Ray Milland and Paulette Goddard.
A maid, in cahoots with Madame Zenobia, a fake psychic, fools Jo Ainsly into believing Zenobia to be a gifted fortune teller.
Jo helps a young beauty queen, Toni Gerard, find a job with Pop
Tibbots in an arcade. Toni ends up conspiring with Madame Zenobia to
fool Jo's handsome attorney, Brad Cavanaugh, into buying a piece of
The plan backfires when the land purchase gets Brad in trouble with
the government. Toni, who has fallen for Brad, tries to persuade Zenobia
to reveal her deceit, but Zenobia locks her in a closet and flees. Toni
has to convince Brad that her love for him is real.